FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION
1919 M STREET, N.W.
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20554
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Released: April 28, 1997
(CC Docket No. 92-237)
In a public notice released March 24, 1997, the Federal Communications
Commission announced three meetings of the North American Numbering
Council (NANC), one of which is the meeting scheduled for May 14, 1997, at
8:30 A.M. EST, at the Federal Communications Commission, 1919 M Street,
NW, Room 856, Washington, DC 20554. For the reasons described below, this
meeting will be closed to the public. Therefore, only NANC members and FCC
employees may attend the meeting. The time and location of the meeting remain
This notice of the May 14, 1997, NANC meeting is being published in
the Federal Register less than 15 calendar days prior to the meeting due to the
NANC's decision to close this meeting. This statement complies with the
General Services Administration Management Regulations implementing the
Federal Advisory Committee Act. See 41 CFR §101-6.1015(b)(2).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda Simms,
Administrative Assistant of the NANC, at (202) 418-2330. The address is:
Network Services Division, Common Carrier Bureau, Federal Communications
Commission, 2000 M Street, NW, Suite 235, Washington, DC 20054. The fax
number is: (202) 418-2345. The TTY number is: (202) 418-0484.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In response to NANC Chairman
Al Hasselwander's request, FCC Chairman Reed Hundt, in a letter dated
April 25, 1997, determined, "after review by the General Counsel, that the May
14 meeting of the NANC may be closed to the public." In making this
determination, Chairman Hundt stated:
Given that the NANC's review, at the meeting, of proposals for
the North American Numbering Plan Administrator is likely to
involve disclosure of 'trade secrets and commercial or financial
information obtained from a person and privileged or
confidential,' the May 14 meeting is subject to the Government in
Sunshine Act's allowance for closure of meetings otherwise
required to be open to the public. See GISA Section 552b(c)(4).
Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C., App. 2
(1988) (FACA), the requirement that Federal Advisory
Committee meetings be open to the public is, therefore, not
applicable to the May 14 meeting of the NANC. See FACA
At the May 14, 1997 NANC meeting, the NANC will review the proposals
submitted by respondents to the Requirements Document for the North
American Numbering Plan Administrator. This review will assist the NANC in
its final review of the recommendation for selection of a North American
Numbering Plan Administrator.